Paying you to save the environment

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VicHyper originated as a competitor in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, consisting of teammates representing various Schools at RMIT University. The team’s multidisciplinary background and dedication allowed VicHyper to achieve a finalist position (top 30), out of 1700 initial entries.

VicHyper is developing technology, methods and networks today that create solutions to stop crisis’s of tomorrow. We are creating sustainable technology in both recycling and transport that shift the benefits and profits to the consumer and the planet.


Waste Solutions

Technology that takes the thought, effort and problems out of recycling while paying you to do it.

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Globally there is a serious waste issue that needs fixing immediately. The oceans are filling up with plastic, we are increasingly using more resources and are only using the circular economy theory in limited avenues due to slow social and political change.

At VicHyper we have identified that the general consensus across the globe is to create a social change. But the problem with a social change is that it takes time, money and that humans only change if it benefits them. Unfortunately, the planet and it’s people do not have time, and getting a social change to happen in 3rd world countries is near impossible.

VicHyper’s solution is to incentivise people to recycle all waste types by incentivising them through a monetary reward. We will do this through technology.

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Hyperloop is a new form of transportation technology that has the ability to transport people near the speed of sound (1000km/h). Vichyper started their journey working in this futuristic technology space.

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Since February 2017, VicHyper has been developing Hyperloop technology for the Australian context, in the areas of Tube Networks, Magnetic Levitation, and Propulsion.

Preliminary research has shown that infrastructure and its associated costs are the largest inhibitor to Hyperloop’s implementation. Therefore, VicHyper has principally focused its efforts on researching and developing concepts for an automated manufacturing process that would enable manufacturing of a Tube Network that could span across Australia



VicHyper Team

After the competition the team decided that they wanted to keep pushing with the Hyperloop project in Australia, with the ultimate goal of getting a commercial system running from Melbourne - Sydney - Brisbane. An objective of the Vichyper was to implement a technology that could properly link the rural areas to the urban areas and break this barrier.

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